October 2020

 

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Fender Unveils the H.E.R. Signature Stratocaster

September 22, 2020
The guitar houses Vintage Noiseless pickups, a 1-ply anodized aluminum pickguard, and an alder body finished in Chrome Glow inspired by her favorite nail polish color.
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Josh Smith Hooked on SRV

Hooked: Josh Smith on Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Scuttle Buttin'"

September 22, 2020
The L.A.-based studio ace and blues hound sets the stage about how SRV's power punched him in the chest and forever changed his world.
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Idles—to the Max, on Ultra Mono!

September 21, 2020
Guitarists Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen shove the envelope on the band’s new album, stomping in sonic mud puddles and mashing electronic music and hip-hop as they abandon their comfort zone.
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Rig Rundown: Suzanne Santo

September 16, 2020
The spunky solo artist/former HoneyHoney frontwoman shows off her “Sweet Baby” Eastman and a sultry 335 that accompany her smoky, impassioned voice—plus reveals how touring with Hozier "leveled-up" her fingerstyle chops.
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Fender Announces the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster

September 15, 2020
It features a chambered ash body, Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish and early ‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck.
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Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
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Fender Unveils the Tim Armstrong Anniversary Hellcat

September 2, 2020
A faithful recreation based on Armstrong’s own instrument from the 1960s.
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How to Get Hendrix Tone with Classic Fender Amps

August 24, 2020
How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.
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Old Flames: The Gear We’ve Had the Longest

August 21, 2020
Black Pumas’ guitarist Adrian Quesada, PG editors, and our reader of the month discuss their guitar prized possessions.
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Fender Celebrates with 70th Anniversary Esquire

August 19, 2020
Leo Fender's first solidbody was released in 1950 and the new anniversary model will feature a Tim Shaw-designed Esquirebridge pickup inspired by an original '50 Esquire from Songbirds Museum in Chattanooga, TN.
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GE Smith Hooked Mike Bloomfield and Brian Jones

Hooked: G.E. Smith on Paul Butterfield Blues Band's "Shake Your Money-Maker" and The Rolling Stones' "The Last Time"

August 18, 2020
The former Saturday Night Live ringleader and Roger Waters sideman recalls how both Mike Bloomfield and Brian Jones knocked off his socks in 1965.
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Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Vintage Amps

August 17, 2020
From top-dollar treasures to pawnshop powerhouses—Santana, Setzer, Joan Jett, Joe Perry, and others show us their faves.
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Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart Have the “Ghosts” of Tweedy, Fripp, Eno & Cline Nodding in Approval

August 13, 2020
Ohmme's guitar duo breaks down their new LP, Fantasize Your Ghost.
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Rig Rundown: All Souls' Antonio Aguilar

August 12, 2020
Strats with presto-chango pickguards power folk and flamenco flourishes mingled with kerranging rock and Melvins-esque metal.
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Fender Announces the Stories Collection Brent Mason Telecaster

August 11, 2020
One of the most-recorded guitarists gets the spitting-image signature treatment on his heavily-modified 1967 solidbody.
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Hooked: Bully's Alicia Bognanno on Butthole Surfers' "Who Was in My Room Last Night?"

August 11, 2020
The poppy indie-grunge songstress remembers working out the band's first cover for an encore surprise during their first headlining tour.
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First Look: Fender Player Duo-Sonic

August 10, 2020
A streamlined, short-scale solidbody that spans Stratocaster tones and Telecaster simplicity.
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Fender Announces Guitar Collaboration with the Shawn Mendes Foundation

August 5, 2020
The signature Musicmaster features a Tex-Mex single-coil Strat pickup, a Player Series humbucker, medium jumbo frets, and a custom neckplate.
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Daniel Donato Hooked on Guns N' Roses Paradise City

Hooked: Daniel Donato on Guns 'N Roses' "Paradise City"

August 4, 2020
The cosmic country picker pinpoints the moment he put down the skateboard and picked up the guitar to unleash his inner Slash.
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Rig Rundown: Chicano Batman's Carlos Arévalo

July 22, 2020
Primo Jags and ace Ernie Ball axes help the funkateer channel Eddie Hazel grooves through a prism of Tropicália rhythms.
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